The Okaloosa County School District is thrilled to announce that the Okaloosa STEMM Academy has achieved a remarkable milestone by being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School. In January, the U.S. Florida Department of Education (FDOE) nominated STEMM Academy to the United States Department of Education (USDOE) due to exemplary high performance based on the 2021-2022 performance data. On Tuesday, September 19, USDOE recognized STEMM as one of 353 schools nationwide and one of 13 from Florida as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2023. The recognition is based on all student scores, subgroup student scores, and graduation rates.
“This recognition not only highlights the hard work and dedication of our students but also acknowledges the outstanding efforts put forth by our incredible teachers and staff,” stated Principal Scheree Martin. “It is a reflection of the strong partnerships we have formed with parents and the support we receive from our community stakeholders and district team.”
This achievement is a testament to the unwavering dedication of STEMM’s students, educators, families, and the broader community, where it is the school’s mission to create an environment where students are intellectually curious, critical thinkers, and creative problem solvers. Superintendent Marcus Chambers stated, “This is one of the most prestigious awards a school can earn, and I am very proud! Congratulations to each and every student, teacher, staff, administrator, and family member of STEMM.”